Greening Your Home

Author: Clayton Bennett
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071642609
Format: PDF
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Choose Green Systems That Conserve Resources While Matching Your Budget and Lifestyle A vital conservation and money-saving tool, Greening Your Home provides helpful information that will help you select sustainable green options that match your specific needs for every system in your house. This “one-stop” guide provides the latest information on systems and materials that conserve resources for a cleaner, more energy-efficient home. From the lively writing, with illustrations and examples, you will learn how to incorporate sustainability into your house in beautiful, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible ways. Both inspirational and practical, Greening Your Home features: A wealth of green building and remodeling options for homeowners Photographs and information on green products and systems and their advantages Your Complete Guide to a Green, Energy-Efficient Home Material Options: • Structural Insulated Panels • Low-VOC Paints • Replacement Windows • Green Certified Doors • Glass Block • Fly Ash Concrete • Bamboo and Cork Flooring • Plastic Plumbing Pipe • Red Cedar Siding • Recycled Insulation Recent Technology: • Power Consumption Monitors • Timers and Motion Sensors • Low-Flow Plumbing Fixtures • On-demand Water Heaters • Radiant In-floor Heating • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators • Whole-house Fans • Spray Foam Insulation • Induction Cooktops • Horizontal Axis Washers/Dryers Green Practices: • Reducing Your Carbon Footprint • Green Power • Saving Money Twice • Community-Supported Agriculture • Growing Your Own Food • Composting Biodegradables • Using Graywater • Making Your Own Cleaning Products • Reusing Containers • Xeriscaping

Green Your Home

Author: Jeanne Roberts
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 160138128X
Format: PDF
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This book offers thousands of ways to make your home environmentally healthy and will help you to make ecologically aware supply choices. From recycling to alternative cleaning materials, minor changes can add up to real benefits. Greening your home means finding things you can do to reduce your impact on the planet. We dissected your house, looking for easy (but not always obvious) ways that homeowners can conserve energy and water and money at the same time.

Grammar Girl s 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know

Author: Mignon Fogarty
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429940580
Format: PDF, Docs
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Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words Every High School Graduate Needs to Know. Not sure whether your post-high school vocabulary is up to snuff? This handy reference guide is a great starting point for ensuring you know the words that will help you impress your college professors, hold your own among your peers, write killer papers, and simply sound articulate—a skill that will benefit you for years to come. Full of clear, straightforward definitions and fun quotations from luminaries such as J.D. Salinger and Susan B. Anthony, to characters such as Marge and Homer Simpson, this highly-useable guidebook gives you the confidence to succeed and sets you up for a lifetime of success.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Green Building and Remodeling

Author: John Barrows
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592578283
Format: PDF
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A guide to home building, renovation, and remodeling for environmentally conscientious readers or home owners looking to promote energy efficiency explains how to reduce one's personal carbon footprint, lower costs, and promote an eco-friendly lifestyle while creating one's dream home. Original.

The Green Gardener

Author: Josh Byrne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780670029419
Format: PDF, ePub
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More and more people are looking for practical ways to do something about critical environmental problems such as global warming, water shortage, the loss of biodiversity, and chemical-laden food. In this timely and very down-to-earth book, Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne shows how you can contribute to a cleaner, greener world in your own backyard: save energy through climate-conscious garden design and the careful selection of materials create habitat for wildlife by planting native species and providing ponds and hiding places grow your own vegetables and fruit, however limited your garden space save water by selecting water-wise plants, mulching, using drip irrigation, and reusing greywater Whether your garden is big or small, whether you're new to gardening or an old hand, The Green Gardener has the ideas, the information and, above all, the simple instructions you need to create a productive, planet-friendly plot.

The Green Workplace

Author: Leigh Stringer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230112322
Format: PDF, ePub
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As 21st-century companies realize they'll need to be green to compete, sustainable ideas are spreading like wildfire throughout all fields of modern business. In The Green Workplace, Leigh Stringer, an expert on sustainable workplace design and strategy, shows companies on the cusp of radically transforming their practices how to bring together diverse teams and establish new organizational governance for creative problem-solving in greening their workplace. Her hands-on green strategies are based on concrete and cost-effective changes such as: - working from home - ways to cut commuting costs - video conferencing to cut down on travel - increasing access to natural light to save energy - and more. Stringer explains how managers can implement these changes smoothly and efficiently. In solving key problems, she shows companies how a green business reduces costs, increases productivity, improves recruiting and retention, and increases shareholder value, in addition to benefiting the environment.

Creating Your Eco Friendly Garden

Author: Mary Horsfall
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643098798
Format: PDF, Docs
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Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden shows you how to develop an environmentally friendly garden for little cost. Practically written, it is based on the author’s first-hand experience as well as the wealth of knowledge she has amassed working at Grass Roots, Australia’s most popular self-sufficiency magazine. The book offers advice on planning your garden, choosing plants, planting times, watering options and pest management following organic principles. It explains how to assess the soil and microclimatic effects of surrounding buildings and vegetation so that you can determine the style of garden that best suits your property. Water efficiency, biodiversity, soil conservation, use of native and biodiversity-friendly plants, organic methods, use of recycled materials and avoidance of environmental weeds are themes that feature strongly throughout the book, and will appeal to gardeners with strong environmental values.